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Real Estate Broker/Owner with Dunhill Group


It's time for this week's Top Ten...

1.  I'll start off with the election of a new president.  I will not get into everyone's personal voting but I am more interested in the amazing circumstances surrounding it.   I think we forget that it is an awesome and up until the last 25 years fairly rare moment to see a peaceful passing of power.  Can you imagine years ago a leader such as King George III, Napoleon, Hitler, or Stalin, willfully to give up being the leader of their country just because the people voted him out or because he couldn't run for another term.  I think not yet every four years we have this capability and have been the blueprint for other countries worldwide to follow.  I know the real transfer of power doesn't happen until inauguration but it still is impressive. 

2.  I am a little confused with this early voting capability that states are offering.  I understand the idea behind absentee ballots but I thought election day was November 4th.  Isn't this for a reason?  Thoughts?

3.  I can't tell everyone how disgusted I am with the idea of Manny Ramirez getting the kind of money he's going to and probably from the Yankees!!!  The guy is a thug and should be treated as such.

4.  I was sad to see the death of Michael Creighton.  He was a great writer who was an even better storyteller.  I also understand he had some opposite theories on global warming that made him a pariah in Hollywood at the end.  While I might not agree with him regarding global warming I applaud him researching the data and having his own voice.

5.  If people are not watching the show House they are missing a great show.  Hugh Lorie hits it out of the park as a brilliant and miserable cripple who cares only for the truth and has no problem lying to get it.  Worth watching.  I am also excited for the two hour 24 event coming up in November, I believe the 23, but could be wrong, TV needs you back Jack Bauer....

6.  Who really cares what kind of dog Obama gets for his daughters in the White House.  I have a feeling whatever they get will be brunt of jokes, like the ones that have come out about Obama since his election.  Some funny stuff!

7.  I happened to see an interesting story on the resurgence of the Erie Canal.  For those of you that don't know, the Erie Canal connects the Great Lakes with the Hudson River and the Atlantic Ocean.  It over the last century and a half has slowly fallen into obscurity as a result of the train and highway networks that crisscross the country.  Now though with the price of transporting goods skyrocketing it has become cheaper to use the canal to ship some goods. Last year doubled the output of the previous years and they are expecting exponential gains this year with some plants considering relocating near the canal but there is nowhere to go but up in these statistics.  Still though it's nice to see a piece of Americana still working.

8.  This Saturday there is a big game in college football when #1 Alabama faces off against SEC foes LSU.  This will mark the return of Nick Saban to LSU.  I'm sure emotions will be riding high in this game!!!  All I can say is Roll Tide Roll!

9.  I seems likely that the government will be getting into the car business after reports that Ford is going through cash extremely fast.  If considering that the government represents the people does that make Americans simply used car salesmen???

10.  I will be very interested to see how many people George Bush pardons at the end of his presidency.  I have a feeling that Karl Rove will be getting a blanket pardon to cover god knows how many laws he broke!

Have a great week!!!

Comments (9)

Danny Thornton
R & D Art - Knoxville, TN
WordPress Guru

Ted, I read this list and I think to myself that just 10 of them is not enough.

Nov 07, 2008 05:09 AM
Steve Loynd
Alpine Lakes Real Estate Inc., - Lincoln, NH
800-926-5653, White Mountains NH

Ted, I would like a get out a jail free card before Bush leaves the White House, mind you I don't have anything to apply it too right now but.. it's always good to pass go and collect $200 and it's great to be pardoned by a President leaving the White House (Ford Gave Nixon one).

Nov 07, 2008 05:52 AM
Lara O'Keefe
North Texas Home Finders - McKinney, TX

Ted, I agree with Danny, this is a great list. I'll tune in again soon ;-)

Nov 10, 2008 09:50 AM
Edward moloney
Edward Moloney Loan Officer GMH Mortgage Services - Holliston, MA
Loan Officer Providing 5 STAR SERVICE


Great stuff. Your a veteran of the industry. What will 2009 bring on for you in the Cape? How can we all help you

Nov 29, 2008 11:52 AM
Sean Dreznin
NAI Tampa Bay - Sarasota, FL
Commercial Investment Real Estate Agent


Two issues with the post...

#1.  Its Michael Crichton

#2.  Gators are gonna ruin the tides flow..

Take Care,


Nov 30, 2008 01:24 AM
Jim Frimmer
HomeSmart Realty West - San Diego, CA
Realtor & CDPE, Mission Valley specialist

I was a sophomore at Texas A&M University when Nixon resigned. Talk about a peaceful transition of power. Wow. All because some thugs burgled an office building. Wow again.

I like early voting. I stood in line for hours at Texas A&M to vote for Gerald Ford. Carter won. I was devastated. I thought the world was going to end. Nope. Didn't then, and it won't now. It has something to do with your #1 -- the peaceful transition of power.

Ever since then, though, I swore never again. That's when I discovered absentee voting, and here in California we have "permanent mail voter" status, which I've had since 1998. And Oregon has nothing but mail voting. I do wonder, sometimes, how many votes get lost in the mail, especially when we hear about a letter dated 1941 being delivered 57 years later -- LOL.

As we continue to see on a regular basis, most recently with Plaxico Burress (sp?), just because one has sports skills doesn't mean that one is necessarily intelligent. But as long as sports continues to bring in millions of "fans" each year willing to pay $100 to watch a bunch of losers run up and down the sports court, they will continue to demand huge salaries, which the owners will gladly pay because they get it right back from communities willing to give them tax breaks for the attraction that a professional sports franchise provides. Whatever.

I've only recently become addicted to "House." I've found, though, that it usually takes about five years for me to pick up on a good television show. Maybe I'll start watching "Dancing With the Stars" or "American Ido" or "Survivor" soon. Nope. Probably not.

I care what kind of dog Obama gets for his daughters. I'm a lover of all pets, trying to keep an eye out for Mother and Father Nature's creatures.

Go Big XII. Gig 'em, Aggies.

Dec 03, 2008 06:34 PM
Not a real person
San Diego, CA

I'm with Jim on this one.

Dec 05, 2008 05:57 AM
Tara Stone
eXp Realty - Alexandria Township, NJ
NJ Estates and Stables

Hello #1 and Mr. Top 10 - Yes, I'm back... and had my first featured post..of course you benefit from all my points so I like to consider myself part of your success..hee hee

See you at the Christmas stroll

Dec 09, 2008 02:12 AM
Danny Thornton
R & D Art - Knoxville, TN
WordPress Guru

Ted, waterfront property is typically appeasing to almost any buyer. That was why Florida was always a hot market.

Dec 12, 2008 10:57 AM